Hi I would like to get the Lightburn software for my CO2 DSP system that has been upgraded to a Ruida controller. I used the Lightburn test to verify the basic functions and all seems ok.
However I am missing one thing in the documentation and also I could not find a clear answer in the forum for my issue.
The laser has the end switches back and right. It homes to there and it starts its coordinate system there. The jog buttons move to the right direction. I think the setup of the machine data is correct and matches with the descriptions in the Lightburn manual.
Now I expected that I can set my work space origin in Lightburn to start at any position I like. Looking at the settings indeed I can set the origin to any of the 4 corners or in other words use any of the 4 quadrants I like.
But setting my work space to abolute origin back left corner and placing a rectangle cut close to the orign, the laser mirrored it and cut it at close to the right and back corner. it seems the coordinates were not transformed by Lightburn.
I was a bit stunned, because I thought thats quite a basic feature. Even the not really great china software that came with the controller does that. Why would Lightburn not? Obviously the controller LCD would display other coordinates that the software GUI but can that be a reason against that feature?
I am coming across this because all my other CNC machines and printers have the coordinate origin upper left (aka back left in the laser), so only in Lightburn this would be mirrored. All guides I made with the old controller have the coordinates with the other origin on it. So I’d get quite a usability impact by not being able to move that over.
I hope I am not seeing the obvious and the feature is there but I am just too stupid to see it.